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Bongil picnic area

Bongil Bongil National Park

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Overview

Venue hire conditions

Organised events that can comply with current rules on public gatherings are allowed in NSW national parks. No other events can proceed until further notice.

Please get in touch with your NPWS event contact, the relevant local park office, or email the Events team to arrange bookings, cancellations or postponements.

About 15 minutes from Coffs Harbour, Bongil picnic area offers a picturesque venue for your nature based wedding ceremony or private event. Host your special day amid this beautiful landscape on the banks of Bonville Creek.

Venue is suitable for
Corporate and MICE events, private party or function and wedding ceremonies
Capacity
Maximum people: 120
Facilities
Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark
Fees

$265 for a wedding ceremony. Other events are charged on a group size basis to a maximum of $265. Contact the Coffs Harbour office for more information on pricing.

Availability
Available for hire 7 days a week.
Venue not available for exclusive hire
Bookings
Bookings required. To make a booking or for more information, email or call the Coffs Harbour office
Other Information
Bongil picnic area is closed from sunset to sunrise and the area is locked via a boundary gate.

Situated on the banks of the tranquil Bonville Creek, Bongil picnic area is set in a grassy clearing surrounded by tall pencil-straight blackbutt trees in Bongil Bongil National Park. Not only do these offer the picture-perfect backdrop for your wedding, but they also provide a lightly shaded spot to exchange vows.

Aside form being a flawless setting, Bongil picnic area makes a great accessible location for your next event. You and your guests can enjoy easy access to nearby reception venues in Sawtell and Coffs Harbour, where the celebrations can go on.

Choose from a number of locations for a memorable celebration. The viewing platform makes an idyllic wedding ceremony setting. From here, your guests can admire the view over Bonville Creek and the forested mountains beyond.

Bonville Creek is surrounded by native bushland and attracts plenty of birdlife. If you’re lucky, the local cormorants, whistling kites, ospreys, kingfishers and the beautiful rainbow bee-eaters that reside here might make an appearance. You may even be lucky enough to see koalas that sometimes frequent the picnic area. Once the formalities are done, check out the nearby North Bank walk or explore the park by canoe or kayak.

For directions, safety and practical information, see venue info

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    Bongil picnic area

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